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ExtraG
08-21-2004, 10:00 AM
Please help - how can i torpedo ships? What altitude and speed I have to have to launch the torpedo?

Also,if I am bombing ships, what I have to do, if I want to destroy that ship? Thanks in advance.

ExtraG
08-21-2004, 10:00 AM
Please help - how can i torpedo ships? What altitude and speed I have to have to launch the torpedo?

Also,if I am bombing ships, what I have to do, if I want to destroy that ship? Thanks in advance.

VW-IceFire
08-21-2004, 10:22 AM
At the moment torpedoes can be dropped from any altitude at any speed and they will work.

Hopefully fixed in Pacific Fighters.

Bombing ships is difficult. You can skip bomb by setting your bomb delay to 0.0 and flying along the water at very high speed. Just short of the ship, release the bomb and break off as quickly as possible.

The other is to drop it directly onto the ship. Either from level flight or by dive bombing. A difficult and sometimes useless type of attack. Battleships are "easier" to hit using this type of attack but of course there is more AAA fire against you too.

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ExtraG
08-21-2004, 10:36 AM
Great answer, thanks a lot!

jetsetsam
08-21-2004, 01:28 PM
Make your torpedo attack run (and exit) at an angle to the ship and jig up and down so that the ship AA has to constantly adjust horizontally and vertically. Either lead the ship or attack at a right angle to it for as short a period as possible before you release your torpedo. Don't linger too long to see if you hit the ship. Get out of there as fast as possible, again at an angle and with frequent changes in altitude. If you want a look, use the rear view.

Same approach with skip bombing.

To dive bomb, come in at over 1100 m in line with the ships course. Attack from the rear. When you're just about over it, don't push your stick forward, but instead pull back and roll over, line up your dive and release before 750 m, then beat it at an angle to the ship. Because you have to hold your angle of attack a bit longer with dive bombing you have a greater chance of getting smoked. And getting lined up in your dive is harder than skip bombing or torpedoing.

WTE_DuStA
08-22-2004, 09:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:


Bombing ships is difficult. You can skip bomb by setting your bomb delay to 0.0 and flying along the water at very high speed. Just short of the ship, release the bomb and break off as quickly as possible.

The other is to drop it directly onto the ship. Either from level flight or by dive bombing. A difficult and sometimes useless type of attack. Battleships are "easier" to hit using this type of attack but of course there is more AAA fire against you too.

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Skip bombing takes alot more practice and personally i find setting bomb delay to 0.0 and dive bombing , making sure you line up your run along the length and not come at the ship from the side presents a huge target and if you miss then there is somethin wrong. I would never bomb a ship in level flight. Climb to around 3-4000m , line up your target and dive

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WTE_Galway
08-22-2004, 09:29 PM
also rememeber the damage model on bigger ship consists of several "compartments" and you will need quite a few torpedoes to eventally sink one

on a bigger ship you need to distribute your hits fore and aft planting torpedoes in several seperate places before one will go down

310th Falcon
08-22-2004, 09:58 PM
Here are two Instructional Videos From "GvSAP_Dart"

33 MB, it shows how to skip bomb small and medium ships and get away in one piece.
http://www.darts-page.us/movies/Skip_Bomb_Training.zip

You'll need to see the "How to Skip Bomb" video for the skip bombing portion (time delay, release points, etc.). This is about how to get in and out of Battleship and AA ship's defenses alive (and drop a bomb in the process!).
http://www.darts-page.us/movies/Taking_On_Big_Ships.zip

These two movie are very well done


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Zeus-cat
08-24-2004, 10:25 AM
Look for my IL-2T torpedo bomber campaign which will be coming very soon. I have completed all 30 missions and I have some people testing it. So far the reviews are great.

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